News and events archive
Director of UniSA’s Centre for Islamic Thought and Education, Professor Mohamad Abdalla says the killing of one British Muslim and the injuring of man...
The Australian Council of Graduate Research has presented UniSA’s Associate Professor Jill Dorrian with an award for excellence in graduate research s...
Emeritus Professor Dorothy Scott was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community, pa...
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, and following National Reconciliation Week activities across the University, Dr Peter Ga...
From helpdesk to classroom: Karsan fulfils his dream
For Karsan Hutchinson working in IT at UniSA was a great job but the opportunity to undertake a Master of Teaching allowed him to achieve his dream – and he took an unusual route to get there....
The University of South Australia will hold a special symposium on May 30 during National Reconciliation Week to look at what has changed for Aborigin...
Director of UniSA’s Centre for Islamic Thought and Education, Professor Mohamad Abdalla says the murder of 22 people and the injuring of many more in ...
A Mount Gambier mature-aged student has not only completed a degree and obtained a job in her local community; she has also won an award from a profes...
Sixteen University of South Australian third year Bachelor of Education students handpicked to undertake international pre-service teaching placements...
The University of South Australia will fly flags at half-mast to honour the life of graduate and Honorary Doctor of the University, Alice Rigney, who ...
More than 4,500 secondary students from across Australia showcased their musical talents at the Generations in Jazz festival earlier this month. ...
A UniSA Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours) graduate has been recognised at the prestigious Planning Excellence 2017 National Awards for...
UniSA architecture graduate, South Australian design icon and owner of Sans-Arc studio, Matiya Marovic, has picked up the coveted annual Jack Hobbs Mc...
Secure and affordable housing is fundamental to the wellbeing of all Australians, yet there has been a concentrated decrease in home ownership for peo...
A vision for medium density housing has earned UniSA lecturer Dr Damian Madigan a significant win in a national design competition....
A leaf-inspired pendant light created by incoming UniSA student Mikayla Stewart has won the prestigious Poster Award at this year’s SACE Art Show....
UniSA Visual Arts graduate Zoe Woods has been selected for the inaugural Helpmann Academy Fellowship....
Risk assessment has become a central concern for governments, organisations and the professions – with the communication of risk being a crucial part ...
Languages and Literacies as Mobile and Placed Resources explores how languages and literacies are implicated in the complex relationship between place...
UniSA senior lecturer Dr Rachel Hurst has had her book selected as one of five finalists for the Melbourne Art Book Fair’s inaugural Cornish Family Pr...Read More
The 2016 EASS Academic Excellence Awards was held on the 8 March 2017 in the Bradley Forum to recognise and acknowledge the teaching & learning and re...
New Book: Somebody Else’s Problem: Consumerism, Sustainability and Design (Greenleaf UK) by Robert Crocker
Robert is Deputy Director of the Australia China Centre for Sustainable Urban Development, in the School of Art, Architecture and Design. ...
Three UniSA project groups have been acknowledged for undertaking valuable community engagement – a core value of UniSA – at the 2016 Chancellor’s Awa...
Sixty five million and counting…. That’s the number of people comprising economic migrants, asylum seekers and refugees who had been displaced around the world by the end of last year....
Sophie Comber graduated from UniSA in July this year with a Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Arts (Writing and Creative Communication). Sophie’s...
Once upon a time, different political perspectives were provided to the public by media reporting, often through their own painstaking research. Once ...
When it comes to town planning, spare a thought for the suburbs and design living spaces that encourage healthier lifestyles, reduce isolation and cat...
The Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences at UniSA has again shown its capacity for innovative and practice-based research, receiving over $...
Two UniSA students have been chosen to travel across the world to attend high-level diplomatic meetings as part of Global Voices – a program run by a ...
When David Kohler was 10-years-old he dreamt of climbing to the top of a sand dune and holding onto a bar at its peak, only to wake up having fallen m...
A group of students from the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages travelled to Vietnam in August as part of study tour that in...
Internationally recognised UniSA experts in bilingual, multilingual and intercultural education will play a key role in South Australia’s first Chines...
UniSA has secured $449,400 worth of funding in the 2017 round of the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants Program....
For more than twenty five years, CUPUM has been one of the premier international conferences for the exchange of ideas and applications of computing technologies to address a diverse range of social, managerial, and environmental problems impact...
Child-focused reform could see SA lead world child protection
UniSA Chair of Child Protection and Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection, Professor Fiona Arney recently delivered the first of the ...
UniSA team delivers on nuclear design challenge
Students, staff and graduates from UniSA’s Industrial Design program were set a mammoth challenge recently – given a short timeframe to design, create...
Translating Aussie rules for Chinese viewers
A speccie, clanger, banana kick, torp or even a mark and a behind are footy terms that Australians who watch Australian Rules Football don’t really th...
Electronic music pioneer John Foxx performs at UniSA
Synth pop pioneer John Foxx, the former lead singer and founder of hugely influential British band Ultravox! became the latest musician and artist to ...
Forgiving… the only way forward: 19th Annual Hawke Lecture
Mpho Tutu, daughter of South African cleric and social rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a man iconically linked with the struggle against apar...
Ground-breaking UniSA research has revealed that taking part in regular drunkorexia behaviour is common among young women....
Prep the energy drinks, cue the mic and grab hold of your joystick – it's speedrunning time!...
Gaza to Adelaide: how education has changed a family’s life
As PhD candidate Wael Jebril reflects on his journey from Gaza to Mawson Lakes, it’s obvious he possesses an unassailable determination to overcome ch...
Radio program gives voice to women fighting against odds
A unique and personal radio series designed to educate the community and raise awareness about the challenges faced by women when they are first relea...Read More
Bullying in schools: how well is it being addressed?
A new report from UniSA reveals that while school bullying has reduced somewhat in recent years and schools are respondin
g positively to the problem, it remains a serious issue with more work needed at a school level....Read More
UniSA to become an Australasian hub for Islamic studies
South Australia is set to become one of the largest research concentrations in Islamic studies with the announcement today of a new Centre for Islamic...Read More
New report shows teens want sex education that’s about more than the sex
Young people have spoken. In an era where information about sex and sexuality is pervasive on the internet, they say sexuality education classes at sc...Read More
A touch of glass
Contemporary artist, specialist glass blower and UniSA PhD student Tom Moore is a man whose fascination with glass has led him to work in a ‘very expe...Read More
Morrison magic to jazz up SA’s appeal abroad
An innocuous looking building, blending into the residential surrounds of Hawthorndene, in the Adelaide Hills appears the unlikely venue for a piece o...Read More
Before the advent of mobile internet technology and the ubiquity of social media, “sexting” as a word did not exist....Read More
A study tour to Indonesia – funded through the New Colombo Plan, saw 15 UniSA students teach English across a range of schools in West Java – at the s...Read More
A major milestone is expected this year when visitor accommodation being built by UniSA students in conjunction with a local community in Vanuatu will...Read More
UniSA radio research project boosting littlies’ literacy
With around one in five Australian children starting school considered to be developmentally vulnerable, an innovative UniSA research project promotin...Read More
A new report from UniSA reveals that one in 10 Australians display strong feelings of Islamophobia – that is, negative and hostile attitudes towards M...
Centenarians share the essence of life
Following your heart, exercising, and being happy in your work are among the secrets to living a long life, according to centenarians profiled in a special film project conducted by Resthaven and UniSA. The Celebrating Centenarians project wa...
Solar charging music lovers with creative designs
Festival-goers at the upcoming WOMADelaide event will be able to charge their phones with solar power thanks to a team of UniSA design and engineering students....
Division of Education, Arts & Social Sciences Research Day, 26 June 2015
The 2015 Division of EASS Research Day is an opportunity for us to focus on what makes research partnerships work, and to share thoughts and survey our achievements to date. The overarching theme for this year’s Research Day is Engagements – international, national and local, with industry, organisations, institutions, and other universities.
Magill @ Twilight, 26 August 2015 4:00 - 8:00PM
Explore and experience UniSA’s Magill Campus and facilities and find out more about degree and career options in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Communication, Media & Arts. To help you to discover more about your study options at Magill, this event will feature information sessions, interactive workshops, campus and facility tours, student short film showcase, live music student performances, food and entertainment.
Combined Arts Association Conference 21st June
The University of South Australia’s School of Education will host the Council of Education Associations of South Australia’s (CEASA) ‘We Are All Arts Teacher’s conference on Saturday 21 June.
The conference will be held at the Magill campus and will be of particular relevance to Department for Education and Child Development (DECD), Catholic and Independent schools’ teachers in the early primary and middle years (R-10).
‘We Are All Arts Teachers’ will provide attending teachers with the opportunity to participate in practical workshops run by arts educators from Australian Society for Music Education (ASME), AusDance, South Australian Association for Drama in Education (SAADIE), South Australian Association for Media Education (SAAME) and Visual Arts Educators South Australia (VAESA).
Teachers will also hear about the new Arts curriculum framework, the expectations around assessing and reporting in the Arts and how this impacts the design of learning in the Arts. Furthermore, the conference will provide the opportunity for teachers to meet in similar year level groups to explore relevant challenges and questions within the education sector in South Australia.
For further information and to register visit ceasa.asn.au
UniSA Masters of Design (Industrial Design) graduate wins 2014 Hills Young Australian Design Award.
UniSA Industrial Design graduate, Max Hughes, has won Australia’s most prestigious design award, the Good Design Australia ‘2014 Hills Young Australian Design Award’ for his computer gaming controller called ‘Orby’.
In conjunction with David Hobbs from Flinders University, UniSA lecturer and DIA member Sandy Walker, and Industrial Designer and DIA member Andrew Whittaker from Fingo Design, Hughes has developed ‘Orby’ – a computer gaming controller that enables children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, to play computer games which help stimulate hand, arm and brain function.
The controller pivots around a central axis by using a simple and intuitive movable ‘dome’, which the majority of children pick-up straight away. The gaming controller also uses proximity sensors to detect whether both hands of the child are located on the haptic regions of the controller and sends vibrations through to the user’s hands to give them tactile feedback.
Max’s prize includes $10,000 and support from Hill’s Lance Hill Design Centre and Hills D-Shop to take his design into manufacture and commercialisation.
Andrew Whittaker who also teaches in UniSA's Product Design Program, won the 'Housewares and Objects Category' at the Good Design Australia 2014 Awards with 'Heg Peg'
Emptying the battle zone: Symposium explores Australia’s longest war
Hosted by the University of South Australia’s International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding (MnM) and theDefence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), the symposium will explore a number of key issues including Australia’s security and strategic goals in Afghanistan, the impact of Australia’s withdrawal and the ongoing instability in the South Asia region.
Shaping child protection in the 21st Century
A broader definition and understanding of what constitutes child abuse and a greater focus on tackling the risk factors that can lead to abuse, are key themes driving changes in the field of child protection, believes Australian Centre for Child Protection Director,Professor Fiona Arney.
The 13th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, on November 13 will see a total of 19 presentations being made by experts from University of South Australia’sAustralian Centre for Child Protection, on subjects ranging from parental impact on child emotional regulation, to interventions for children prenatally exposed to alcohol.
Domestic violence: the whole story
In a major push to find out how and to what extent domestic violence impacts women’s lives and their ability to engage as citizens, the University of South Australia and the University of Western Australia are joining forces to reach out to women who have been, or still are, victims of domestic violence.
Early childhood education goes regional
The University of South Australia will offer its Bachelor of Education with a specialisation in Early Childhood in Whyalla and Mt Gambier for the first time in 2014.
The four-year degree prepares graduates to take up professional careers as preschool and kindergarten teachers and junior primary school teachers.
UniSA strengthens ties with Japan
UniSA’s Hawke Research Institute, Prof Anthony Elliott and DVC Relph signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Keio University, considered the “Harvard” of Japan, for further collaboration in the social sciences.
UniSA and ME magazine ‘Careers in Publishing Work Experience Day’
On Wednesday 24 April on the UniSA City West Campus many students were going about their normal day, but for some South Australian high school students it was not a typical day. After receiving over 200 applications for a Work Experience opportunity that Adelaide teen magazine, ME Magazine put on, 23 talented students were chosen to undertake various roles in publishing for a photo shoot. Aspiring models, photographers, fashion stylists, journalists, graphic designers, videographers and public relations students were included in the group.
Success in national architecture awards
Three architecture students are celebrating success after winning and being acknowledged in two student categories within the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. Three architecture students are celebrating success after winning and being acknowledged in two student categories within the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. Three architecture students are celebrating success after winning and being acknowledged in two student categories within the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards.
Student meets PM at global conference
UniSA student Christopher Testa met Prime Minister Julia Gillard after being selected to participate in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil.
APY teachers celebrate success
Seven UniSA students from remote Indigenous communities celebrated reaching their goals when they graduated with teaching qualifications they intend to use in their own communities.
Emerging artists stand out
Twelve UniSA graduates were chosen to take part in the annual Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, displaying a wide range of work in photography, animation installation and glass.
APY Lands UniSA graduates learn to inspire
On 28 March 2012, 7 students drawn from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands) and surrounding regions graduated from the Anangu Tertiary Education Program (AnTEP) which provides teacher education to Anangu students whilst they reside in their home communities. This unique program is another example of the UniSA's commitment to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Samstag scholarship success for UniSA student
Making your name in the art world is no easy feat, but one UniSA Master's student is off to a great start as the recipient of a prestigious Samstag scholarship, renowned as a 'golden passport' to professional success.
Exploring the brain at new neuroscience lab
Why do some people develop dementia but not others, and why do our cognitive powers change as we age? A team of UniSA researchers will be exploring these issues and many more at the recently launched Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at UniSA's Magill Campus.
Endeavour Scholarship to research teacher retention
Soon-to-graduate UniSA PhD candidate, Lisa Papatraianou, has been awarded an Endeavour Scholarship, allowing her to collaborate with British universities to research issues affecting teacher retention.
UniSA student rubs shoulders with royalty at international youth summit
UniSA Social Work and International Studies fourth year student Tessa Henwood-Mitchell recently returned from attending the second annual One Young World Summit in Zurich, Switzerland, where youth leaders met to discuss solutions to the world's problems.
Magarey medallist eyes a different prize
James Allan has had some notable and very public achievements, including not one but three wins in the prestigious Magarey Medal - the latest victory coming just a few weeks ago. But the North Adelaide footballer is on the verge of another, less high-profile achievement, as he nears completion of a double degree in human movement and education.
Student's coffee creation captures attention
Your coffee shop experience could change soon thanks to a UniSA industrial design student who has re-designed the coffee-making process. Master of Design (Specialisation) student Tom Pyrzakowski (pictured filming for The New Inventors), has created the 'vacuum bin', a radical re-design of the current knock-out bin that is used to knock out used coffee beans from coffee machines.
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